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San Diego Central Public Library

San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, opened its doors to a new building, a 497,654 square feet on September 28, 2013. The New facility has over 400 computer devices, 22 study rooms, a charter high school, 3D printer (maker lab), auditorium, teen center, homework center, Veteran’s Resource Center, art gallery, rare book room, children’s library, café and much more.

The San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common is the heart of the City of San Diego Public Library system, and a major cultural and recreational facility that provides a wide variety of services to San Diego residents and the 35-branch library system.

The San Diego Public Library collection consists of
• More than 5.3 million books, including e-books, and audio-visual materials
• 3,138 periodical subscriptions
• 1.6 million government documents; and
• More than 265,295 books in 25 languages other than English

Upcoming event at San Diego Central Public Library

Picture This: 'Who Is Bozo Texino?' Featuring Filmmaker Bill Daniel

  • Monday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Travels on trains and interviews with hobos attempt to discover the history and rightful owner of an oft-seen graffiti moniker on trails. In the process, much is learned about hobo culture, life in America, and the value of rambling. Not Rated | 57min | Documentary | 2005 *There will be a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Bill Daniel For more information, visit the San Diego Central Public Library website. Your browser ... Read more

All upcoming events at San Diego Central Public Library

'The San Diego Experience Of The Civil Rights Movement'Starts September 1, 2018

Picture This: 'Who Is Bozo Texino?' Featuring Filmmaker Bill DanielOctober 22, 2018

Swing Dance Under The DomeOctober 29, 2018

Exploring Ethics: Neuroethics Of AdvertisingNovember 1, 2018

Writing Workshop: Speedwriting For Battling Writer's BlockNovember 3, 2018

Author Of The Month: Chris Ernest Nelson, 'Harvest'November 3, 2018

Writing Workshop: Practical Approaches To Writing & Editing A NovelNovember 3, 2018

'Last Exit': A Literary ReadingNovember 3, 2018

'United We Move'November 4, 2018

Unravel The NightNovember 17, 2018

Silent Book Club: Relax, Read, Recharge!November 20, 2018

'Black Panther' Film ScreeningDecember 10, 2018

Past events

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Business hours

Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Monday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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